Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Veiled Virgin

It's incredible what can be found in your own backyard. The Veiled Virgin is one of those things. It is a piece by a renowned Italian Sculptor, Giovanni Strazza. Carved entirely out of one piece of marble, it is truly breathtaking. You don't have to be an art lover to be completely taken with the craftsmanship and engrossed with trying to figure out how was able make the veil appear to be translucent. Strazza's work can be found in the Vatican Museums and the Archbishop's palace. Photographs do not do the piece justice but I have included a few. The piece is located at the Presentation Convent here in St. John's.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Shoe Clips

I am in love with these shoe clips. Such a great way to give your flats, heels, wedges [any shoe really] a beautiful makeover. 

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Little Man

I spotted this little man well over a year ago walking by the office I worked at in Toronto. Initial sketch was done on paper then I recently scanned it and played with illustrator painting tools to finish him. I have been trying to get back into sketching regularly. Nothing beats a fresh pencil and blank page but I am also really loving the colour and effects of illustrator.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Anatomy of a Gummy Bear

I love these prints by Jason Freeny. 

Let there be light

It was this lamp in the June/July issue of Lonny mag that provided me with inspiration for my most recent d.i.y project.

I spotted this gold lamp base at a local thrift store. For $1.99 I couldn't pass it up.

I thought it would make for a much brighter finish if I did some coats of white and I am quite happy I did. I ended up doing about 3 coats of the white.

I used a whole can of Glossy Sunshine Yellow and spotted this bright patterned shade from Homesense and I couldn't be happier with the result!